Republicans argue that the filibuster has nearly never been used against a Supreme Court nominee and they are right; even Clarence Thomas got onto the court without a filibuster, despite highly contentious confirmation hearings over sexual harassment claims from Anita Hill.
Police said the bodies of two women were recovered from floodwaters on Friday night - the first reported deaths since Cyclone Debbie struck on Tuesday. Flood evacuation orders are also in place in the northern NSW towns of Tweed Heads, Kingscliff, Fingal Head and Bilambil. Bull sharks are common in the area, according to local journalist Philip Calder, who told the news agency that bull sharks live in the small waterways like the nearby Burdekin River close to communities.
As of 18:00 local time, 31 March, there were 9 rivers or creeks under major flood warnings in Queensland , including the Logan and Albert Rivers, as well as the Bremer, Connors, Isaac, Mackenzie and Fitzroy Rivers. "I think as the day goes along we will actually start seeing a lot more damage". Eagleby man Nelson Raebel was found not far from where he was last seen on Friday afternoon near Eagelby Road, police said.
SEOUL , SOUTH KOREA - MARCH 31: Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye (C), leaves the prosecutors' office as she is transferred to a detention house on March 31, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. Ashen-faced and flanked by two female officers in the back seat of a black sedan, Park's hair was down, apparently because she had removed the hairpins that held her hair in her trademark chignon style.
South Africa's new finance minister has pledged to "radically transform" his country's economy, signalling a dramatic swing to the left less than 48 hours after taking up his post. "For too long, there has been a narrative or perception around treasury, that it belongs primarily and exclusively to "orthodox" economists, big business, powerful interests and worldwide investors".
Scottish lawmakers voted 69 to 59 to give the first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, the authority to negotiate with the Westminster government on holding another vote between autumn 2018 and spring 2019. "To be talking about an independence referendum would, I think, make it more hard for us to be able to get the right deal for Scotland and the right deal for the United Kingdom".
British anti-terrorism police investigating deadly attack outside parliament have concluded that Khalid Masood, the man behind the attack, acted entirely alone for reasons that may never be known. A home raided in Birmingham was one where Masood lived until late previous year, a neighbor said. Gajecka said she saw Masood and his family moving out of the house around Christmas time.
Milton, who generally votes for Democrats but was so disgusted with both candidates that she sat out the presidential election in November, said she would gladly take the last Republican president, George W. "It starts with how they're feeling about their pocketbooks and their family budget", she said. Almost 6 in 10 voters -59 percent - said Trump's conduct as president embarrassed them, according to the poll.
He had been shot in the head and buttocks and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police sources say 19-year-old Raheam Jackson was gang-affiliated and police records show he has a short arrest history. The Chicago Tribune reports that the Jacksons' grandmother, Georgia Jackson, 72, said the two had gone to the restaurant to get food and to see their mother, who works there.
One order calls for the completion of a large-scale report that will track trade deficits country-by-country and product-by-product, while the other would improve the collection of duties on imports. The tool has been in the U.S.'s trade arsenal but has been rarely employed, according to Spicer. But top Democrats were skeptical about the Trump administration's trade moves.
Adityanath is a hard-line advocate of Hindutva who supported President Donald Trumps visa ban against people from seven Muslim states and proposed that it should be done in India as well. With the ban on the slaughterhouses, meat supply has stopped to most restaurants and shops. Addressing an event to felicitate him, he repeated the mantra of "sabka saath, sabka vikas".
Eleven others arrested in connection with the investigation have previously been released, with Scotland Yard saying "enquiries continue". The last suspect in custody, a 30-year-old man, arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts, was released on Saturday.
He added "probably in the autumn, at least I hope so". "Starting parallel talks on all issues, at the same time as suggested by some in the United Kingdom, will not happen", Tusk continued. But both also tried to defuse the tension over the issue. The total amount London can expect to pay to Brussels until then it estimated at around £52 billion ($65 billion).
Kathrada, who frequently referred to Mandela as his "elder brother", was among three political prisoners who were sentenced to life imprisonment together with the South African anti-apartheid icon after the infamous Rivonia Trial of 1964.
Syrian government forces have launched a counter-attack against rebels in Damascus after a suicide auto bombing and another insurgent assault in the country's capital, media reports said. A military source said that army units repelled repeated attempts by al-Nusra terrorists and groups affiliated to them to break the siege imposed on terrorist groups trapped in the textiles factories north of Jobar.
By comparison, the same period a year ago saw only 218 suspected cases and 11 deaths across 67 local government areas in 20 states. The agency reported a wide outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis across 15 states. Daily Trust learnt that the Federal Government has been in touch with state governments to move in with medical officials and logistics. He also said there was an inter-agency response supporting the states to contain the outbreak through the primary mode of vaccination.
Other income sources for him are Bannon Strategic Advisors, a consultancy firm valued at as high as $25 million, along with Affinity Media Holdings, which could have awarded him capital gains of as high as $1 million a year ago. Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, disclosed assets between $13m and $56m including, most valuably, his political consultancy Bannon Strategic Advisors, worth up to $25m.
Image Credit: AP Photo/Evan Vucci."They have a history of losing members after they've gone too far and their position is indefensible to the rest of the conference", the senior GOP aide said Sunday after Poe announced his departure. Other moderate Republicans including Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania and powerful House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, of New Jersey, had also said "no" to it.
The law also excluded gender identity and sexual orientation from statewide anti-discrimination protections. The initial legislation in North Carolina - a swing state that helped elect Republican Donald Trump president last November - featured prominently in the broader cultural war between conservatives and liberals in contemporary America.
Tillerson will then travel to the G7 meeting in Sicily, Italy, followed by a jaunt to Moscow to meet with Russian officials. The decision to schedule a visit to Russia, not meeting officials in a third country or the U.S., comes the day after a House of Representatives hearing with FBI Director James Comey, who confirmed the agency is investigating ties between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russia in the context of Russian interference in the election.
The former United States president said that the Mr McGuinness had risked the "wrath of his comrades" and the "rejection of his adversaries" when he vowed to decommission the group's weapons and join to the peace process. Martin McGuinness undertook a remarkable journey during his life and was "relentless" in his pursuit of peace, mourners at his funeral have been told.
Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang yesterday acknowledged there was a trade imbalance, but said it was mostly due to difference in the two countries' economic structures and noted that China had a trade deficit in services. Breaking down trade country by country and product by product "will form the basis for decision making by the administration" after the investigation is done, Ross said.
And so on Friday, running out of excuses to defend the president's unfounded claims that Barack Obama (or perhaps the British government) "wiretapped" him-both allegations denied by the directors of the F.B.I. Nunes, as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is leading a congressional investigation into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election, including possible ties between Trump associates and Russian Federation.
He ordered to 'terminate the services of all the non-government advisers, chairmen, deputy chairmen, members in corporations, different committees and department and relieve them, ' official sources said. "Rahat Khan has posted morphed image of the newly elected chief minister and captioned it with "Yogi hai, ya bhogi hai" on his Facebook wall", said Rajpal Tomar, the station house officer of Dankaur police station.
The body of Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has arrived in Pyongyang, Chinese officials say. Hyon Kwang-song, the second secretary of the North Korean Embassy in Malaysia, and Kim Uk-il, an employee of Air Koryo, were believed to hiding in the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur after police named them as suspects.
A maiden worldwide goal from Diego Reyes sealed all three points for Mexico , who remain unbeaten at the top of the six-team qualifying competition for North America, Central America and the Caribbean. The U.S. still moves into fourth place in the hexagonal, which would mean facing off with the fifth-placed team in the Asian Football Confederation for a place in the World Cup.
All three are ongoing, but the USA intelligence community said weeks ago that Moscow had attempted to intercede in the election on Trump's behalf and that Russian President Vladimir Putin had direct knowledge of - and had perhaps even ordered - the effort.
The Oakland Raiders belong in Oakland. The Raiders reportedly don't plan to move until 2019, so they still have two "lame duck" seasons to play in Oakland. The Raiders earned 31 of 32 votes to have the move approved, the Miami Dolphins being the only "no" vote. Irwin Kishner, an attorney who has played a role in financing stadium projects, had a more optimistic view, describing the agreement as an "excellent event for the city of Las Vegas".
The Conservative government under Prime Minister Theresa May made a decision to respect the wishes of the people and the democratic process by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on Wednesday. European Council President Donald Tusk (L) speaks at a joint press conference with Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat (R) in Valletta, Malta, on March 31, 2017.
All of the Senate's 52 Republicans are expected to support him. "We can turn the Senate into the House of Representatives with a six-year term". Democratic Sens. Schumer argued that Gorsuch "did not convince people he was independent and thoughtful and down the middle" during his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday the fate of President Bashar al-Assad was up to the people of Syria, in the clearest indication yet of the new administration's policy in the war-torn country. Now, Turkey has announced that they are ending their military operation. Tillerson made no mention of Turkey's slide toward authoritarianism under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, or the post-coup attempt crackdown in which more than 100,000 people have been fired from their jobs, ...
A life in the spotlight rich in tragedy and scandal. Despite the early hour, when Park arrived at the jail in a black sedan at around 4:45 am, about 50 supporters were at the gates to greet her, waving national flags and chanting slogans demanding her release.
Since then, it has authorised 6,000 new settlement homes, in one of the biggest surges for years. Under the guidelines, new construction would be built "within existing developed areas, when possible". Trump had asked Netanyahu at a joint press conference last month for Israel to "hold back" on West Bank settlement construction. The settlements are considered illegal under worldwide law, although Israel disputes this.
The clashes - which broke out Sunday in the Syrian capital - were reported by opposition groups, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Syrian state media. The attack on Damascus comes just days before a fresh round of UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva aiming to put an end to Syria's six-year war. The deals are viewed by rebels as forcibly displacing people who oppose Assad after years of bombardment and siege.
The father of the man shot dead at Orly airport in Paris after attacking a soldier insisted on Sunday that his son was "not a terrorist" and that his actions were caused by drink and drugs . " I've screwed up with a gendarme"'. Two soldiers then intervened, and fired eight bullets in three bursts at the man, killing him instantly. "Whatever happens, there will be deaths", Molins said.
However, since the beginning CM Yogi made it clear that only the illegal slaughterhouses will be targeted but meat sellers complaint they are being raided by the police despite having licences. Headed to Lucknow for a galaouti kabab break? While there were Hindustan Times reports of animals in the Kanpur Zoo not getting their daily feed, meat sellers have been on strike since the supply of meat have been restrained.
The U.S. military is now conducting a formal investigation into what role a U.S. airstrike may have played in the deaths of as many as 200 civilians in Mosul, Iraq. Votel also told the committee that almost 800 Iraqi security forces have been killed and 4,600 wounded in the increasingly brutal battle to retake Mosul from IS extremists that began last fall.
Netanyahu also thanked Trump over a recent USA budget request that "leaves military aid to Israel fully funded". Trump's presence at last year's AIPAC conference prompted protests before he uttered a word, and his eventual speech drew condemnation from AIPAC after he attacked President Obama.
The Russian leader stressed that the Kremlin does not meddle in French politics. "He represents a sovereign nation", Ms Le Pen said. "I think it would be helpful to share intelligence between our countries", she said. The Russian president said he was aware of Le Pen's active presidential campaign. Opinion polls show the eurosceptic National Front (FN) leader qualifying for the April 23 first round of the presidential election but losing the May 7 run-off to centrist Emmanuel Macron .
Harvey, among the most prolific mass murderers in US history, confessed to killing 37 people, mostly hospital patients, over two decades in OH and Kentucky . The media dubbed Donald Harvey the Angel of Death after details of his arrest came out. After being convicted, he claimed his was behind another 18 patient deaths at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cincinnati.
He told Arab leaders that Trump believes an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is possible and would "reverberate positively throughout the region and the world". Netanyahu has not formally abandoned his stated support for the two-state solution, but has stopped mentioning it in his speeches since Trump was elected.
Following the triggering of the Article 50 withdrawal process by Theresa May on Wednesday, Mr Tusk is to circulate his draft guidelines for the forthcoming negotiations to the other European Union leaders. They have been circulated to the 27 remaining member states, who are expected to agree them at an extraordinary summit on April 29, allowing negotiations to begin in earnest.
US President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on trade policies yesterday that represent a significant escalation in the "America First" trade war agenda of his administration. Administration officials touted the action as the most comprehensive attempt to address the trade deficit in modern history. During the presidential campaign , Mr.
The women's race begins at 9:35 a.m. MT and will be broadcast live on BBC World News. The Boat Race changes time and date each year due to two factors - university timetables and tide times. According to Ladbrokes , the odds this year are. In the women's race, Oxford defeated Cambridge easily after their boat sank in rough conditions.
The cautious approach is welcome news to some in the business community. Although the bill doesn't target any specific country, China has been at the receiving end of Trump's sharp criticism for use of manipulative trade practices. "What's driving it is that the US has the lowest tariff rates and the lowest non-tariff barriers of any developed country". That is below the global average, but it's still higher than countries in the European Union such as Germany and France, as well as ...
Overnight rains caused several rivers to overflow, sending mud and debris onto houses and roads in the provincial capital of Mocoa, which has around 100,000 inhabitants. President Juan Manuel Santos was travelling to the region and called on the military and disaster authorities to respond to the disaster. He said: "The figures have been going up and in the crisis room they kept reporting more dead, we hope to God that (the death toll) will not go up too much because it is very sad".
They have been "playing" the United States for years. However, after his meeting with Wang in Beijing , Tillerson said the USA was focusing on a "results-oriented" relationship with China. He said he had communicated with Mr Trump several times through telephone conversations and messages. "We both believe that China-U.S. cooperation henceforth is the directions we are both striving for".
The disaster zone from ex-Cyclone Debbie stretched 1,000km from Queensland state's tropical resort islands and Gold Coast tourist strip to the farmlands of New South Wales state, with more than 100,00 homes without power. calls overnight, there could be some very distressing news", he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the situation is still risky.
They were also more popular than Trump in November, winning by larger margins. "We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!" Trump's missives come as his administration faces unprecedented pressure from all sides, ranging from leaks about a White House riven by internal conflicts and intrigue to increased scrutiny of alleged ties between Trump loyalists and Russian state actors.
The city initially issued a week-long permit for the statue, but that approval was then extended to a month. The company put the statue facing the iconic " Charging Bull " statue in front of the Stock Exchange back on March 7, in advance of International Women's Day - for a week's run that will now be at least a year.